There was once this old couple that lived out in the woods. Their nearest neighbors were 10 acres away and thay had a pretty happy, quiet life.
One cold, rainy night as they sat in their chairs in front of the fire talking and drinking hot coca, they heard someone rapping at the door. They opened it and an old man with long stringy grey hair, and missing quite a few teeth entered.
They offered him hot coca and a place in front of the fire. They noticed he was clutching an old, ordinary looking wooden box. "Excuse me sir, what is that you are holding?" asked the woman politely.
"Ah, so good of you to ask, this, is the fortune and fate of many,"
The couple, bewildered questioned what this was supposed to mean.
"Well, I will tell you, this box is over 200 years old, and it has moved from person to person, it has never stopped because of no consideration of others. If you walk into any woods in the world, and find the cresent moon stone, and bring it back to me, then when I open this box, a million dollars will have appeared and it will be all yours. But the catch is, if you take the million dollars, someone you don't know will die."
The man was hesitant to do this, because someone would die, even though it would be someone they didn't know, he still thought it a terrible thing to do. But his wife bullied him into it, "Oh, it'll probably be some homeless person on the verge of death anyway." she said.
So he went out into the woods, and searched aimlessly for hours, until he found a smoothe stone, in the shape of a cresent moon.
When he got back home he presented it to the old man. "Are you sure this is what you want? Remember, someone you don't know will die,"
"Yes, this is what I want."
The old man opened the box, and there just as he had said, was the million dollars. The woman snatched it and immediately began to count, when she was satisfied, the old man picked up the box and said, "I'd better be off,"
He opened the door, and stepped out into the rain, and before he closed the door, turned to face the couple and said. "I'd better be off to give this box to someone who doesn't know you."